Chess board (Inspired by Steve Ramsey)

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Project by Jon1094 posted 07-03-2012 10:46 AM 5492 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I first want to thank Steve Ramsey for the inspiration and design.

This is my first project post. Unfortunately I did not carve the pieces although I would have LOVED to have taken credit for them.

Made from maple and walnut with maple inlay and burgundy flocking in the drawers. It was finished with shellac base coat and clear laquer. It was also my first attempt at a hand-rubbed finish. I learned so many things from this project, one of which is that applying wax over a shiny surface is difficult!. Boxwood and ebony quad-weighted pieces make it a joy to play on.

Thanks for looking and Happy Independence Day!


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#1 posted 07-03-2012 11:18 AM


I would be proud to loose my Queen on that Beautiful playing field. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 12:12 PM

Great job Jonathan, fantastic finish.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 12:47 PM

Very nice chessboard. The finish turned out great! Is there a well-known good source for the chess pieces?
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 01:45 PM

Really nice work! Love the dovetailed drawers!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 02:43 PM

Very cool. I’m a sucker for a nice chess set.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 07-03-2012 04:30 PM

That’s one great looking chess board. Job well done

-- Ben from IL

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 06:46 PM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 06:49 PM

Great job

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 07-03-2012 09:37 PM

Very nice board…So Steve got you also…

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 07-04-2012 12:18 AM

Absolutely beautiful.

Welcome to the projects page.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 07-04-2012 03:07 AM

Great job Jonathan. I did also surrender to SteveĀ“s 6 video series.

You did a very fine work.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#12 posted 07-04-2012 08:27 AM

great looking chess board, got to chech out his video ,great job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 07-05-2012 03:55 PM

Very nice job! Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 07-10-2012 11:12 PM

Very well done, that will be a project for the future

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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